Local Writer Gets Beastly for Inside Edition

Mike Paulus

This week, Inside Edition – yep that Inside Edition – ran a great video spot about Rhinelander’s cryptozoological claim to fame, the mighty Hodag. And who did they find to tell the story of Wisconsin’s most famous mythical beast? Why, Eau Claire writer BJ Hollars, of course.

Hollars – who just last month released Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians, and the Weird in Flyover Country – explains the mysterious origins of the Hodag and what the creature means to modern day Rhinelander.

But that's not all! Some of the Hodag artwork you see in the piece is from local artist Rob Mattison. Check out the segment. And if you find yourself hungry for more tasty tales of regional weirdness, you can pick up Midwestern Strange at The Local Store.

Hollars on the Hodag.
Hollars on the Hodag.